Building on the astonishing success of The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle presents listeners with an honest look at the current state of humanity: He implores us to see and accept that this state, which is based on an erroneous identification with the egoic mind, is one of dangerous insanity.
Tolle tells us there is good news, however. There is an alternative to this potentially dire situation. Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one.
In illuminating the nature of this shift in consciousness, Tolle describes in detail how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates. Then gently, and in very practical terms, he leads us into this new consciousness. We will come to experience who we truly are, which is something infinitely greater than anything we currently think we are, and learn to live and breathe freely.
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I have the hard copy book which I love to read but wanted something to help me sleep and Eckharts voice is perfect! It is so relaxing, smooth like butter! I put it on right before bed and it puts me right to sleep as if I had a sleeping pill.
I would not recommend this book to anyone and I struggled to complete the entire book. It was recommended that I read this book by a good friend. I only completed the book in order to keep my word.
This book should be required reading for the entire human race. In 41 years on this earth I have never encountered such a precise decoding of the trappings of thought and ego versus the true nature of being. I look forward to rereading this book on a regular basis.
Before I started to read this book I was at a job that I fundamentally did not enjoy. I was bleeding stress from the minute I woke up to minute I went to sleep. I had massive amounts of resentment towards my boss who was also my friend. This book could not have came to my life at a better time. It taught me how to be Present with my current situation and to let go of negative emotions. Withing the last 3 months I have a new job I love and get to help people. My stress level is non existent. I was a worrier with stress and anxiety almost all the time. Now I can accept what is and be at peace. Everything happens for a reason. If this book has come to you or someone you know it's for a purpose. Don't fight it, embrace it and enjoy.
For years i have searched to understand the suffering that I and others have endured. ET's writings and brilliance have provided a path to understand the persistent voice inside. With profound awareness, ET has helped me realize that I am not the thoughts but the awareness behind the thoughts. Without this masterpiece and The Power of Now, I know that I would have finished my days here on this earth in quite desperation as it were. My prayer now is to be able to pass this awareness on to my children so that the cycle of unconsciousness suffering can end. Without hesitation and with your last nickle, read and read and read this man's gift to all of us. The clarity you gain will be a benefit to this precious Earth and all the beings on it.
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